Earlier this week, Google released the stable version of Chrome 37 and now, just two days later, the company has announced the Chrome 38 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The update adds a variety of new features, although, as always, it’s a mystery as to which will make it to the stable version when it’s released.

Chrome 38 beta adds a new interface for switching user profiles, a Guest Mode, and makes 64-bit the default option for Mac OS X users. As always, Google says the build is full of under the hood changes for stability and performance.

  • New experimental user switching design which makes changing profiles and into incognito mode simpler.
  • A new experimental Guest mode.
  • Experimental UI for Chrome supervised users.
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance.

The new interface for switching user accounts is very similar to what is currently found on Chrome OS, a trend that has been taking over Chrome desktop builds for a while now. When you’re not signed in to a Google account, you’ll see a “You” in the upper right corner, and when you click it, you’ll have the option to sign in to Chrome, or open an incognito tab. When you’re signed in, you’ll see an option to reopen previous tabs, switch accounts, or, again, open an incognito window.

You can read more about Chrome beat 38 on the official Chrome blog.

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